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The R.A.P Party #36


The Inaugural Berlin R.A.P Party.

The R.A.P Party is a laid back night of poems & songs exploring hip-hop culture. Founded by Inua Ellams, the London-born party is now making its first Berlin appearance in partnership with Schöneberg's Baketown Collective. Hosts: Candice Nembhard and Azadê Peşmen. 

Die R.A.P Party ist eine Nacht voller Hip Hop Songs und Gedichte. Ursprünglich aus London, kuratiert von Inua Ellams, feiert die R.A.P Party seine Berliner Premiere mit dem Schöneberger Baketown Collective. Moderation: Candice Nembhard und Azadê Peşmen.


T R V Λ N I Λ  is a haitian poet, songwriter, singer and social worker. She developed a love for writing poems and songs at a very young age but since the earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010, she started using her art as a reflection and analysis of the societies in which she finds herself. Having left for Germany at the age of 16, she has since used her craft to deal with inner-conflicts and layers of one's own identity. She also tackles topics of sens- and sexuality. T R V Λ N I Λ is also a co-founder of Poet & Prophetess, a collective seeking to promote and create a platform for writers/artists of color in Berlin.

Temye Tesfu is an author and performance poet. As such, they can be found in the German-speaking world and beyond; at literature festivals and in bars, in basements and at conferences, sometimes in front of four people, and at times in front of 4000. Tesfu is a founding member of the literary collective »parallelgesellschaft« and the spoken word series of the same name. They also organize, curate and/or host other poetry related events in Berlin, Potsdam and Leipzig and have been working as an instructor for creative writing with several institutions, such as the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the International Literature Festival Berlin or Jugendpresse Deutschland.

Moona Moon is a Berlin based poet, speaker, social pedagogue, educator, and empowerment worker. One eighth of the temporary cabaret collective "Across the Middle. Past the East".  A lover of light, life, and the right kinds of shadows. She has been performing at international poetry events, academic conferences, and political events for more than 10 years. In her seminars and workshops, she works on and through topics ranging from poetry and politics to gendered racism, orientalism, and intersectionality. Always towards growth. Always towards healing.

Hamza Beg is the confluence of two rivers. His work is soft-centred with sharp edges that need no smoothing. He writes with abandon and speaks with care. The nodes of identity are the axis on which his works spin. He can't cook well though he tries.

Denis used to be a rapper, a host and performer at Ink Deep poetry in Berlin (spiritual birthplace of events like "micdrop" and "poetrymeetshiphop"). Released an album and a mixtape almost a decade ago. Got bored by Rap. Got published in irrelevant poetry-zines, got quoted here and there. Master of understatement ever since. Always inspired by Underground/DIY/Indie-culture within Hiphop and Movies. Doesn't grow up (because it's a trap, he doesn't like trap) or gets old but returns from retirement if needed. 

Cedric Till has dedicated over two thirds of his life to writing rhymes and has used HipHop as his therapy to overcome childhood trauma and mental health issues. The born Berliner loves to chain references and turns of phrases together while writing on human interactions with both heartfelt empathy as well as a finely pointed, acerbic wit. With over a dozen published music projects and countless performances as a rapper, storyteller and poet under his belt, Cedric is a proven, yet also mercurial commodity in the Berlin scene.

Candice Nembhard is a writer, poet, artist, and curator based in Berlin. She is the founder of Afro-European archive 'The Black Borough' and co-founder of the literary and arts' collective, Poet & Prophetess. Her debut short story 'Kaleidoscope Eyes' (2012) was published The Gentlemen Press and her 'X' (2016) poetry collection by Eggbox Publishing. Elsewhere, her work has appeared in SAND Journal, DOMICILIUM Quarterly, Sleek Magazine, Highsnobiety, and YEOJA Magazine where she currently works as the Digital Editor. She is working on a solo exhibition and debut pamphlet.

Camufingo wurde in Potsdam geboren und begann im Alter von sechzehn Jahren sich erstmals mit Rap auseinanderzusetzen. Seine Musik kombiniert Schlagfertigkeit mit Empathie und erinnert uns daran, dass rhythm and poetry ursprünglich eine Ausdrucksform war, die uns Zugang zu einem unendlichen Schatz an Wissen und Erfahrungen ermöglicht.

Mit mutigen Pointen und einprägsamen Hooks erzählt er die Geschichten eines Menschen, der zwischen den Herkunftsländern seiner Eltern, Deutschland und Angola, in zwei Welten lebt.Im Anschluss an die EPs “Diaspora 0.5”, “Wahr Sagen” und “Finde Chico” veröffentlichte Camufingo am 21. September 2018 sein Debütalbum „Ombanji“ (Umbundu: das Zeugnis), in dem er sich zwischen Vergangenheit und Gegenwart, Erinnerungen und Visionen, Schmerz und Erlösung bewegt. Mit Conscious Rap auf Boom Bap und Trap Beats führt uns Ombanji in eine selbstbewusste und selbstbestimmte Zukunft. 

The 22 year old Berlin based rapper, actress and artist Babiche Papaya navigates through Germany’s past, present and future. Her work deals with a wide range of topics, from her experiences, growing up african in the German suburbs, to Berlin night life, to calls for revolution. In 2019 she released her debut album „Joachim“.

Azadê Peşmen ist eine multilinguale Spoken Word-Künstlerin, freie Journalistin und Tänzerin. Sie hat in Potsdam und São Paulo Politik und in Berlin Historische Urbanistik studiert, bevor sie ein Redaktionsvolontariat beim Deutschlandradio absolviert hat. Sie arbeitet als freie Journalistin unter anderem für Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Zeit Online und das Missy Magazine. Außerdem hat sie den Podcast »Mic Drop« konzipiert und umgesetzt. Ihre eigenen Texte performt sie seit 2012 auf kleinen und großen Bühnen und organisiert die Spoken-Word-Veranstaltung Mic Drop.

Venue: Baketown Collective
Time: 7:00pm
Address: Kolonnenstraße 27, 10829, Berlin, Germany
Tickets: €15. Book Here

Earlier Event: May 24
The R.A.P Party #35
Later Event: July 25
The R.A.P Party #37